Matford, Alphington

John Swete Tristram Risdon Totnes (UK Parliament constituency)

Matford (alias Matford Dinham) is an historic estate in the parish of Alphington, near Exeter, Devon. It should not be confused with Matford in the parish of Heavitree, almost immediately opposite on the other side of the River Exe.[1]

The Devon Hotel occupies the site of the former Matford House at the junction of Old Matford Lane and the A379 Exeter By-Pass. Close by is Matford Bridge, the crossing point over the Matford Brook on the road between Alphington and Exminster.

Descent

The descent of the estate of Matford-Dinham was as follows:

Dinham

Matford-Dinham was formerly a seat of the Dynham family,[2] whose main seats were Nutwell and Hartland, on the south and north coasts of Devon respectively.

Hurding

Matford was later held by the Hurding family. The heiress of the family was Margery Hurding, who married Richard Northleigh.[3] A mural monument survives in the south aisle of Alphington Church to Elizabeth Hurding (died 1 April 1680) daughter of John Hurding.[4]

Northleigh

Arms of Northleigh of Northleigh in the parish of Inwardleigh, Devon: Argent, a chevron sable between three roses gules[5]

References

  1. ^ Confusion noted by Worthy, Charles, History of the suburbs of Exeter, p.183 of text in the Lysons brothers' work Magna Britannia with Matford in the parish of Heavitree, almost immediately opposite on the other side of the river, at one time the seat of Sir George Smith
  2. ^ Gray, Todd & Rowe, Margery (Eds.), Travels in Georgian Devon: The Illustrated Journals of The Reverend John Swete, 1789-1800, 4 vols., Tiverton, 1999, Vol.4, pp.160-1
  3. ^ Vivian, p.584, pedigree of Northleigh
  4. ^ http://www.alphington.org.uk/page42.html
  5. ^ Vivian, Lt.Col. J.L., (Ed.) The Visitations of the County of Devon: Comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564 & 1620, Exeter, 1895, p.584
  6. ^ Vivian, p.584, pedigree of Northleigh
  7. ^ Vivian, p.584, pedigree of Northleigh
  8. ^ Risdon, pp.194-5; Pole, Sir William (d.1635), Collections Towards a Description of the County of Devon, Sir John-William de la Pole (ed.), London, 1791, p.325
  9. ^ Vivian, 1895, p.472, pedigree of Hockmore
  10. ^ Risdon, Tristram (d.1640), Survey of Devon, 1811 edition, London, 1811, with 1810 Additions, p.142
  11. ^ Vivian, p.472, pedigree of Hockmore of Buckland Baron, denoted by "MI"; Pevsner, Nikolaus & Cherry, Bridget, The Buildings of England: Devon, London, 2004, p.283
  12. ^ Vivian, p.584, pedigree of Northleigh; p.472, pedigree of Hockmore of Buckland Baron
  13. ^ Vivian, Lt.Col. J.L., (Ed.) The Visitations of the County of Devon: Comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564 & 1620, Exeter, 1895, p.584, pedigree of Northleigh of Northleigh; p.729, pedigree of Tothill of Peamore
  14. ^ Risdon, 1810 edition, list of Sheriffs; Inscription on monument to daughter Grace Tothill in Exminster Church
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 December 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  16. ^ Risdon, Tristram (d.1640), Survey of Devon, 1811 edition, London, 1811, with 1810 Additions, p.118
  17. ^ Kirkpatrick, Rowena, description of monuments in Alphington Church
  18. ^ http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1660-1690/member/northleigh-henry-1643-94
  19. ^ Vivian, 1895, p.831, pedigree of Yard
  20. ^ Gray, Todd & Rowe, Margery (Eds.), Travels in Georgian Devon: The Illustrated Journals of The Reverend John Swete, 1789-1800, 4 vols., Tiverton, 1999, Vol.4, pp.160-1
  21. ^ Aspinall, Arthur, biography of Coxe, Henry Hippisley (1748-95), of Ston Easton, Somerset, published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, Thorne, R., (ed.), 1986
  22. ^ Worthy, Charles, History of the suburbs of Exeter, p.183